Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Not a Soccer Player ...

I don't want to be the kind of parent that "pushes" our kids into things that we think are cool. That being said ... our boys will be Lacrosse players.

A couple of years ago I had a couple of students that played for the Bingham Lacrosse team. I had never been to a game before and didn't know what to expect. All I knew was that it involved sticks. I told these four gentlemen that I would attend their lacrosse match. Joe and I went to watch them game and it was THE coolest game I had ever watched. These boys were decked out in pads and playing hockey ... but on the soccer field. At that moment I leaned over to Joe and told him that our boys won't play football -- that they'll play Lacrosse! We went to a couple more games of theirs throughout the year and learned about it a bit better. It is a very fast paced game, (not like football) that keeps them running the entire time. I wish that it was more popular when I was in high school. (Girl's lacrosse isn't quite as physically "mean" as boy's. That's okay though ... )

I am not forcing my kids to like this game -- but I REALLY want them to!!


Tink said...

Ha! I love lacrosse. I had a cousin who played for the "Y". It's a fun sport to watch.

stephanie stohel said...

lacrosse players are so cute!! you obviously are going to have an attractive child if they are going to play that game!!